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Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 2

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 2

by Ann Braude
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... Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of women’s creativity-spiritual as well as political-in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement." —Jon Butler

Radical Spirits is a vitally important book... [that] has... influenced a generation of young scholars." —Marie Griffith

In Radical Spirits, Ann Braude contends that the early women’s rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. Her book makes a convincing argument for the importance of religion in the study of American women’s history.

In this new edition, Braude discusses the impact of the book on the scholarship of the last decade and assesses the place of religion in interpretations of women’s history in general and the women’s rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make it even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253215024
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 640,379
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Ann Braude teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and is co-editor of Roots of Bitterness: Documents in the Social History of American Women.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations
1. "Unbroken Communication between the Infinite and All Beings"
2. "The Blessedness of Sinless Childhood in the World Beyond"
3. "Thine for Agitation"
4. The Meaning of Mediumship
5. "The Body and Soul Destroying Marriage Institution"
6. Mediums versus Medical men
7. "No Organization Can Hold Me"

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